Bitmain Reveals Specification of Its ‘Profitable’ Antminer 17 Series
Bitmain, the world’s largest Bitcoin miner manufacturer has revealed specifications of its Antminer 17 series machines which will be globally released on 9 April 2019.
The new mining equipment in the 17 series would include Antminer S17, Antminer S17 Pro, and Antminer T17. According to Bitmain, they are 3 most advanced BTC and BCH miners under the SHA256 algorithm.
The Antminer S17 comes in two variants, a 56 TH/s and a 53 TH/s model, with two mining modes. Both models operate at 45 J/TH under the normal mode, while the low-power mode operates at 42 J/TH.
The Antminer S17 Pro also comes in two variants, a 53 TH/s and a 50 TH/s model, with three mining modes which “allows for greater customization as customers can switch between different settings to accommodate various mining requirements”. Both models have a power efficiency of 45 J/TH under turbo mode while the normal mode operates at 39.5 J/TH and the low-power operates at 36 J/TH.
Last September, Bitmain launched its first 7nm mining chips with a power efficiency of 42 J/TH. Soon after, the firm launched its S15/T15 miners equipped with the 7nm chips in November 2018, they are the predecessors of BM1397 chips and Antminer 17 series miners.
The firm claimed that the 2nd generation of the 7nm BM1397 mining chips used in 17 series miners will save 28.6 percent of energy consumption compared to the previous one, the S17 and S17 Pro may save 26 to 36 percent of energy consumption compared to the previous S15 series.
Bitmain indicated that the BM1397 chips has improved in circuit structure with low power dissipation that makes S17 miners much more effective. In addition, the S17 Pro adopts a brand-new cooling solution. It inherits S15 double fan design but the wind-path is shorted by half, the temperature difference between the inlet and outlet of the miner becomes smaller, and the performance has been improved.
The Antminer 17 series will be released in two batches and will be available for purchase at 14:00 (GMT+8) April 9 on Bitmain’s official website. Selling timings by region are shown below:
Yang Xin, the person in charge of product at Bitmain concluded that the low energy consumption ratio and advanced performance are the two main advantages of the Antminer 17 series miners in an interview with Odaily.
Yang added that “purchasing lastest mining devices is more profitable, it enables people to make money faster.”